Race keeps crime info flowing
Queensland Times, Andrew Korner, Tuesday 26 July 2016
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THE Ipswich Crime Stoppers Committee’s biggest fundraiser of the year also happens to be a major event for the Bundamba Racecourse.
Crime Stoppers Race Day features seven races and is a great social outing for the city’s crime fighting community, including police officers and the volunteers that keep vital information about major crimes coming in.
The day features a fashions on the field event and gourmet lunch for race fans, while providing vital funds to ensure Crime Stoppers Queensland can continue to do its great work.
Ipswich Crime Prevention Sergeant Nadine Webster said crowds in excess of 200 were expected.
“It is our biggest annual fundraising event and the money goes towards raising awareness and funds for the Crime Stoppers awards program,” Sgt Webster said.
“Crime Stoppers is really making a huge difference in the community. We are seeing the results.”
Since 1989, information received via Crime Stoppers has led to more than 31,000 offenders being arrested over more than 83,000 charges.
Through more than 800,000 phone calls and 40,000 online reports, police have solved 25 murders and 20 attempted murders.
More than $630 million in illegal drugs have been seized and nearly $11 million in stolen property returned.
The figures from Ipswich are just as encouraging.
As a result of Crime Stoppers information for 2015 in the Ipswich Police District; 185 people were arrested on 421 charges, $437,231 worth of drugs were seized, stolen property worth $19,935 was recovered and $6,300 worth of suspect property was also confiscated.
Crime Stoppers Race Day
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